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Protect Your Vote!…Boakai`s Running-Mate Cautions Liberians

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By: H. Richard Fallah

MONROVIA: Ahead of the much publicized October 10, 2023, Presidential and Legislative Elections, Unity Party (UP’s) Vice standard bearer, Jeremiah Kpan Koung (JKK), has expressed fear that the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government would rig the pending elections.

Speaking recently in one of their rescues mission gatherings in Airfield Sinkor, the Nimba County Senator cautioned supporters to hold together and protect the ballot box on elections day.

Senator Koung alleged that the only option for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government is to steal the elections.

“As major oppositions, we are to work together and protect the massive interest for a “one-round victory comes October,” he noted.
Senator Koung: “The only option left for the CDC is to cheat. That’s the only option that the CDC gets to win this election. They are in disarray, so we must mind our ballot.”

The Unity Party Vice Presidential candidate used the occasion to call on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to announce the October 10 election results by electoral districts.

He said doing so will help promote an election that is free from irregularities and will avoid conflict of interest.

The Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) Political leader revealed that Amb. Joseph Nyuma Boakia has instructed the Chairman of the Unity Party and all other party chairs to write NEC and to also inform their International partners that this election`s results should be announced by electoral districts.

The UP Vice standard bearer’s fear and or warning comes less than 67 days to the October 10, 2023 elections.
In line with Article (83) of the 1986 constitution, Liberians will on the second Tuesday in October of this year (2023), go to the polls to elect new corps of officials to conduct the affairs of the country.
Article 83 of the 1986 Constitution states that, “Voting for the President, Vice-President, members of the Senate and members of the House of Representatives shall be conducted throughout the Republic on the second Tuesday in October of each election year. All elections of public officers shall be determined by an absolute majority of the votes cast. If no candidate obtains an absolute majority in the first ballot, a second ballot shall be conducted on the second Tuesday following. The two candidates who received the greatest numbers of votes on the first ballot shall be designated to participate in the run-off election.”

The incumbent President George Manneh Weah, former vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai including other presidential candidates will all be hoping to receive the constitutional mandate from the people of Liberia to either retain or take over as President of the Nation.
The October 10, 2023 election will mark the third successive democratic post-war elections to be conducted in the country since 1997.

Many persons and groups, including the country’s international partners who have invested a lot in the maintenance of peace in Liberia, will be looking up to all presidential candidates inclusive of President Weah, who have on many occasions expressed his government`s commitment to a free, fair and peace elections to hold to the recent Farmington agreement.

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